Pakistan Death trap for journalists, human rights defenders, minorities: India at the UN

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Pakistan has yet to understand the “real meaning” of modern law, democracy and human rights: India at the United Nations

Geneva:

The slamming of the “made up words” brought by Pakistan, India to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday underscored that its relentless efforts to slander India in all international forums will not change the fact that hundreds of journalists and human rights defenders are living die each year in Pakistan from systematic killings, including extrajudicial killings.

Pawan Badhe, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, said: “No fabricated words against India will change the fact that Pakistan and the areas it controls are death traps for journalists, human rights defenders, social activists and religious and ethnic minorities. “”

Speaking to the Vice President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Badhe, who exercised India’s “right to answer” at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said: “Neither will Pakistan’s multi-year India bashing project in the UN system. ” Change the fact that hundreds of journalists and human rights defenders in Pakistan die each year from systematic, including extrajudicial, murders. “

“Ceaseless attempts to slander India in all international forums will not change the fact that tens of thousands of minorities will not stop fleeing Pakistan,” he added.

Speaking of Pakistan’s determined focus on defaming India in international forums, Badhe said it demonstrated its “own hollowness in terms of accountability and justice for the repression of those who stand up for their rights”.

“The pathetic condition of journalists and human rights defenders is known if the deep state could make prominent journalists disappear into the heart of Pakistan in broad daylight. We can only imagine the fate of these journalists and human rights defenders in the areas under Pakistani control,” he said.

The First Secretary said silence was the appropriate word for those affected by disappearances, murders, detentions, deaths and torture in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Pakistan, which occupied parts of the Indian Union territories in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are.

In his UNHRC address, Badhe said that Pakistan has not yet understood the “real meaning” of modern law, democracy and human rights.

“While the world has progressed well, Pakistan is still at a crossroads in understanding the true meaning of modern law, democracy and human rights. The language of accountability, civil space, fundamental freedoms and public participation has yet to resonate with Authorities from Pakistan find, “he said.

In conclusion, the First Secretary urged Pakistan not to ridicule the UNHRC.

“Pakistan shouldn’t mock this August forum as it seeks to crown itself a passionate supporter of political dissidents, journalists, social activists, minorities and human rights defenders. Pakistan has miles to go to do that,” he said.

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